The Changing Categories the U.S. Census Has Used to Measure Race

Title

The Changing Categories the U.S. Census Has Used to Measure Race

Identifier

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/02/25/the-changing-categories-the-u-s-has-used-to-measure-race/

Description

Article from the Pew Research Center discussing the varying ways in which the U.S. government has counted Americans over time. Racial categories, which have been included on every U.S. census since the first one in 1790, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and science of the times.

Creator

Pew Research Center

Source

http://www.pewresearch.org

Publisher

Pew Research Center

Date

2020-02-25

Language

English

Type

Website

Coverage

United States

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Citation

Pew Research Center, “The Changing Categories the U.S. Census Has Used to Measure Race,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed December 2, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/375.